Inside the University 1004 - Breaking the Grip on Your Heel While Passing Open Guard

Inside the University 1004 - Breaking the Grip on Your Heel While Passing Open Guard

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Going over some principles of passing the open guard, Nick first covers the importance of keeping your legs at a distance, so your opponent can't get a hold of your feet. However, if he is able to grab your heel, the proper defense is to turn your foot to the inside and kick away from his grip.


Inside the University 1003 - Nick Schrock Sparring

Inside the University 1003 - Nick Schrock Sparring

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Nick Schrock spars one of his brown belt students.

Inside the University 1002 - Knee Cut Pass

Inside the University 1002 - Knee Cut Pass

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Answering a student's question on how to knee cut pass, Nick shows his preferred method. Starting from a headquarters position, he controls the outside lapel and inside knee, and cracks the whip to force his opponent on his side. This is when he cuts his knee across and begins his pressure passing. He also discusses how each person will adapt different ways to perform the same technique based on their body and abilities.

Inside the University 1001 - Avoiding the Knee Shield

Inside the University 1001 - Avoiding the Knee Shield

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Summing up the lesson, Nick talks about a doing proper knee cut pass which would be avoiding the knee shield all together. That should be the ultimate goal, but obviously won't always happen, which is when sprawling on the knee to pass comes into play.

Inside the University 1000 - Knowing When to Sprawl

Inside the University 1000 - Knowing When to Sprawl

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Nick watches students work the pass and corrects key details to the sprawl. The big point is to anticipate when your opponent will be trying to replace the half guard and sprawling on his leg to smash him.

Inside the University 999 - Smashing the Knee Shield

Inside the University 999 - Smashing the Knee Shield

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In this scenario, Nick is working his knee cut pass but his opponent has a good knee shield in blocking him from passing. Rather than trying to fight through it, Nick sprawls and drops his weight to smash the knee. His opponent reacts by straightening his leg in effort to replace half guard, so Nick times it and sprawls again to get away from the leg. Now he can work his way to the side and pass.

Inside the University 998 - Refining the Stack Pass Recovery Drill

Inside the University 998 - Refining the Stack Pass Recovery Drill

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Nick corrects some mistakes his students are making on the drill and answers questions on how to perform the movement properly. He also explains how to incorporate the drill into an actual training scenario.

Inside the University 997 - Stack Pass Guard Recovery Drill

Inside the University 997 - Stack Pass Guard Recovery Drill

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Now for another guard recovery drill, Nick has one knee between him and his opponent, and his opponent is swimming his arm under the other leg to stack and pass. Nick shows how he can push his opponent's elbow to gain better leverage with his leg and turn his hips to recover his guard.

Inside the University 996 - Feet on the Hips Guard Retention Drill

Inside the University 996 - Feet on the Hips Guard Retention Drill

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To start the lesson, Professor Nick Schrock shows a guard retention drill to work on keeping your opponent in front of you. While on your back, your opponent steps around to the side. Your outside foot comes up to his hip and you use him as leverage to square yourself up to him. He moves to the other side and you repeat.

Inside the University 995 - Nick Schrock Sparring

Inside the University 995 - Nick Schrock Sparring

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Nick Schrock spars with one of his students.

Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 3 - Finishing the Guillotine from Mount

Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 3 - Finishing the Guillotine from Mount

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Now Josh shows a common scenario he encounters when attacking his guillotine series, in which his opponent flops onto his back. Keeping his guillotine grip in place, Josh rolls back to mount. From here he breaks down the mistakes many people make, and how to properly finish the guillotine.

Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 2 - Guillotine Setup to Anaconda Choke

Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 2 - Guillotine Setup to Anaconda Choke

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In this situation, Josh has sprawled on his opponent after he shot on him. After securing his guillotine grip, Josh sits into his "Gangster" guard and is able to put his opponent on his side with very limited mobility. Here Josh is able to trap arm with his legs and drag it across the neck, so he can lock up a tight anaconda choke.